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Attention Rotarians and Non-Rotarians interested in representing our district for a month in Turkey: CLICK HERE to learn about the GSE Rotary sponsored trip abroad!

Are you ready for an amazing opportunity? Well, here it is – GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE TO TURKEY! Our District 7570 is now accepting team leader and team member applications for this month-long Rotary sponsored trip abroad!

Immediate Past District Governor, George Karnes of Front Royal, was a GSE Team member to Taiwan in 2013 and was blown away by the amazing experience. Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (The Area ONE|ders) President, Doug Sexton of Linden, was also a GSE Team Member (in 2018) and learned much from the opportunity. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A ROTARIAN TO BE A TEAM MEMBER – in fact, Doug was not, but he was inspired to become a charter member of a new club after making wonderful memories being embraced as family by Rotarians in the Caribbean! These two local GSE alumni would be happy to discuss the program with interested prospects.

Click these links to watch these WHAT MATTERS interviews about the Caribbean 2018 experience and a pre-departure interview with this year’s GSE team to Taiwan:

Applicants for the team leader position must be a Rotarian. Team member applicants should be 40 years of age or younger and, if a Rotarian, have five years or less of service in Rotary.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women in their initial years of professional life. Rotary districts in different countries are paired to send and receive professional study groups of four to six non-Rotarian team members and one Rotarian team leader to travel for four to six weeks, staying in the homes of Rotarians when possible. Launched in 1965, this dynamic program has built a successful track record at the personal, community, and international level. With good planning, a goal-driven itinerary, and active participation of dedicated Rotarians, a GSE can be an exceptional educational experience for both the visiting GSE team and local Rotarians. Goals and Objectives The GSE program is designed to develop professional and leadership skills among young adults, so that they can address the needs of their communities and an increasingly global workplace. GSE participants follow an extensive and rigorous program of international travel and team activities. • Vocational visits — Provide opportunities to observe vocations as practiced in another country — Impact team members’ long-term careers through exchange of ideas in their respective fields • Cultural experiences — Allow participants to study another country and its people, language, and institutions through experiences in an organized and meaningful host program — Promote an appreciation of cultural diversity worldwide • Fellowship opportunities — Encourage team members and hosts to meet, communicate, and live with each other in a spirit of fellowship and goodwill — Consider each other’s problems, aspirations, and community concerns — Foster lasting friendships and international understanding • Rotarian involvement — Offers Rotarians specific, practical, and meaningful opportunities for international service by providing young, formative professionals a different perspective of their vocation in another country and culture *Information from the 2018 GSE Facebook Group Page

Learn more and apply at http://www.rotary7570.org/GSE2 and discover the impact Rotary is making locally and globally at www.rotary.org. The community is invited to learn more about becoming a Rotarian by contacting or visiting any of our area clubs!


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Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event?  Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and YouTube. They are also shared with the Royal Examiner online (most are distributed in their daily email blast to thousands of local residents). Sign up for Royal Examiner Email Alerts HERE and check out the “WHAT MATTERS Warren” tab under “Features.”

Visit www.whatmattersw2.com “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid.

Learn more Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com – check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.


About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters.  Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation hosts October golf tournaments at Blue Ridge Shadows

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WHAT MATTERS Warren – In this video with Stephen Horvath, learn about back-to-back upcoming golf tournaments on October 11 & 12, at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club in Front Royal, to benefit the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation. Their mission: Advocacy, education, research, and direct financial relief to firefighters and their families affected by cancer.

The Virginia Chapter of the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation was established in memory of Johnny Thomas, a Prince William County firefighter, who lost his battle with cancer. While he was unable to defeat this awful disease, his memory lives on, and loving volunteers and donors continue to provide hope to those in need. The FFCF provided assistance and education needed to make changes within the fire service. The Johnny Thomas Foundation has worked for years to make changes in Prince William County and provided direct assistance to those in need. The two foundations partnered and continue to focus their efforts to reduce carcinogen exposure, educate firefighters and leadership, support research initiatives, and improve the quality of life for those battling cancer.

LEARN MORE AT WWW.VAFFCFGOLF.COM

1st Annual Golf Tournament
Friday & Saturday, October 11th & 12th
*Rain dates October 25 & 26*

 Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club · 456 Shadows Drive, Front Royal, VA
Registration: 8:15 – 9:45 AM / Shotgun Start: 10:00 AM

Captains Choice ~ 4 player Scramble
Sponsorship Opportunities
Prizes Food & Drinks


Included in Registration: 

  •  Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch and Sit Down Dinner
  •  Range Balls
  •  Gift Bag
  •  Voucher for a future round of golf at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club (Cart fee not included)
  •  Eligible for Tbox Tour hole in one prize on #10 (www.tboxtour.com)
  •  Team Photo
  •  Longest drive (Men’s and Women’s)
  •  Closest to the Pin (Men’s and Women’s)
  •  Prizes for flight winners per day (4 flights based on minimum of 32 team each day) and Last place team
  •  One raffle ticket for door prizes

Registration Cost:

  •  Foursome: $450 ($500 after 9/30/19)
  •  Individual: $125 ($140 after 9/30/19)
  •  Register Online @ www.vaffcfgolf.com or Print Registration and make checks payable to: Johnny Thomas Foundation Inc.
  •  Mailing Address ~ 11327 Falling Creek Dr. Bealeton, VA. 22712                                                                                    

Available for purchase both days of the tournament:

  •  50/50 Raffle Tickets
  •  Raffle tickets for door prizes
  •  Mulligan Packages / Putting String / Red tee
  •  Silent Auction: Winners announced on last day. (Winner DOES NOT need to be present)
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Fourth “Conversation of Hope” to be held September 24, 2019

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After an inspiring August gathering, Conversation of Hope attendees grab their phones to save a date on their calendars for the next conversation.

The WHAT MATTERS community meeting space, “Open House: Meet in the Middle” (213 E. Main Street next to the Daily Grind) will again serve as a meeting place for community members seeking positivism in this time of controversy for our town and county. At 7pm on Tuesday, 9/24/19, Police Chief Kayle Magalis, Mayor Matt Tederick and Beth Medved Waller invite all to join them and other community leaders and citizens as we engage in another hour of positive reflections and hope. In the first “Conversation of Hope” held at “Open House” in June, the Chief shared a fitting quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

During the first June gathering, dozens of community members gathered to share positive comments about moving forward and embracing the good qualities, people and vitality that Warren County has to offer. Here are some of the uplifting words filled with compassion shared during our brief time together during the June 7th “Conversation”:

…Tragedy doesn’t define our community; we have made it through other controversial times, the new police department is an example of the success of a dream 20+ years in the making, don’t feed the beast, negativity breeds negativity, buy local support local, this time shouldn’t change our opinion about what a blessing it is to live here, we must heal relationships with friends and the community because we are hurt and need to acknowledge our pain and rebuild, the term “keep it simple, stupid” can be used to find ways to work together, we must combat darkness with light and stay in the light, we need to be the people we are supposed to be no matter what, we will never stop all the negativity but love will lead us, people who have businesses and work here must be a part of the healing and rebuilding, be a part of the solution, people choose to move here for scenery, values and there are people who stay here for the same reason, this too shall pass, Front Royal is loved for the people, volunteering, service and beauty, shine a light on the great people here and count our blessings, go to prayer and good will prevail, this is a perfect storm for renewal and revival and to come together, a community that doesn’t hide from their faith survives—run to God and add prayer to meetings, lean on God, healing is best when focused on others and for others, be compassionate…

July’s “Conversation of Hope” was also inspiring as guests reminisced and shared hope for positive change in our community. Police Chief, Kahle Magalis, encouraged us to focus on the wellness of the community, not just the sickness, and suggested that the new hospital progress can remind us to do just that. He also said that he’s very pleased with the working relationship the FR Police Department and the WC Sheriff’s office have in trying to embrace collaboration and cooperation. It was discussed that some of our current issues are bringing things to light that need to be addressed and that dealing with those issues will have a positive impact. In addition, attendees spent much of the time reminiscing about favorite FR/WC memories from the old days of every weekend Skyline Drive traffic & picnics in the park, the Sesquicentennial pageant event in 1986, the Red Stock and Volleys that the hospital hosted, and our hope that another community-wide event could materialize (perhaps a canoe event). It was a heartwarming gathering!

In August we met and again had a fantastic turnout of positive-spirited neighbors. Attendees included a business owner who fell in love with the kind people of our community & and decided to make this her home and place to build her business after just one week of visiting the area years ago. Another participant was a five year resident who volunteers in the school and has started a nonprofit as well as an out of towner who attends church here and has a great love for the valley. Comments included positive feedback about the school system, about the giving & caring individuals in our community, a reference to George Jefferson’s “moving on up” (and encouragement to focus on the positive and move forward without delay by sharing concern but finding solutions and moving on), the acknowledgement that we have a strong sense of community that’s full of characters and memories and that we have so much potential and good energy. It was expressed that this is a good time to be forced to confront what we love and value and to picture the past and what’s good about the area. One guest said, “let it go if you can’t do anything about it.” The mayor expressed his strong desire to see the Afton Inn restored and George McIntyre discussed the LOVE sign series project he’s spearheading.

“This too shall pass” was again uttered as well as the fact that our community has so much to offer as a busy, active and unique area (full of outdoor assets and beauty) where people care about each other and don’t let tragedy define us. Niki Foster of the FR/WC Chamber of Commerce encouraged everyone to share the wonderful things we see and be louder than the ugly noise. Representatives of area clergy were in attendance and said they want to support and serve, especially in these times we are facing. Someone said we are passed the ugly and are on the verge of being beautiful again.

Please join us Tuesday, September 24th, at 7pm, to share and witness more encouraging conversations.

George McIntyre, Craig Laird and FRIBA also announce the next upcoming opportunity to meet to continue the “Save our Town” video series that began in May with a strong attendance. On September 26th and October 24th from 11:30-1pm, the Front Royal Independent Business Alliance will again host a free screening in the series featuring Becky McCray and Deb Brown from SaveYour.Town. The video series is held at the WHAT MATTERS Community Meeting Space, Open House: Meet in the Middle (213 E. Main St. & adjacent to the Daily Grind Coffee Shop).

“Too often, pessimists shoot down your ideas. But you have great ideas, a vision of what your town could be. How do you start making things happen? Learn the practical steps you can take to change attitudes, draw a crowd of supporters, improve the environment and create more connections, no matter what the pessimists say or do,” said McCray.

The video series is designed to show our community new ways to work together towards positive change. There is no charge to attend this screening and a lively discussion is planned to follow. The Apple House will provide brown bag lunches for $5 and complimentary coffee/tea/water is available at Open House. The gathering will begin at 11:30 and video will start promptly at noon. “Together we’ll work through the process to make your town more Idea Friendly. We’ll show you how to Gather Your Crowd, Make Connections and Take Small Steps. It all adds up to creating the kind of town you want to live in,” said Brown.

Learn more about Brown and McCray here.

*Please note that these gatherings will be ones of positivity, not negativity. Politics and current events will not be discussed—instead we will remind ourselves why we love our community and provide an opportunity to briefly join together those who care together in the spirit of hope…

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Afton Inn Project Update

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WHAT MATTERS Warren–Watch this three minute interview with Front Royal Interim Mayor Matt Tederick and Economic Development Authority Director Doug Parsons as they discuss the long-delayed Afton Inn project and its upcoming renovation.

The 2018 Staff Report highlights the proposed renovations to the delapidated building. Finally, the transformation of this historic landmark will begin thanks to the teamwork between the Town of Front Royal and the Economic Development Authority.

Click here to download the Planning Commission  Staff Report.

WHAT MATTERS:
Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event? Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and Youtube. They are also shared with the Royal Examiner online (most are distributed in their daily email blast to thousands of local residents). Sign up for the Royal Examiner at www.royalexaminer.com and check out the “WHAT MATTERS Warren” tab under “Features.”

Learn more about Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com–check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.

About WHAT MATTERS:
WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved with her local or international nonprofit work, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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September Chamber Events

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Beth Waller gets all the latest Chamber news from Nikki Foster, Executive Director of the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce.

WHAT MATTERS Warren-The Front Royal/ Warren County Chamber of Commerce is kicking off fall with three fabulous opportunities for business owners, citizens and tourists alike! In this interview, Nikki Foster Cales shares three of their top events for September.

Don’t miss the many other activities hosted by the Chamber or its members by signing up for their complimentary weekly email list at https://frontroyalchamber.com/contact/enewsletter-signup/. Do you know of a small business or nonprofit which would benefit from the marketing, education and networking that membership provides (starting at $125 per year)? If so, please share the membership application: https://frontroyalchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Membership-Application-2018.pdf

Stop by the Chamber office for a chat with Niki or Pam to learn more about the impressive rewards of being a part of this dynamic organization*:

201 E. 2nd Street | Front Royal, VA 22630
540.635.3185
www.frontroyalchamber.com
nfoster@frontroyalchamber.com

FALL PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOT EVENT

Put your best face forward! Fall is unofficially here and it’s time to update your professional image. The Chamber has partnered with Tolliver Studios to update your professional head shot on September 10th (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and September 12th (noon-6 p.m.). $40/Chamber members $55/Non-members. You will receive one digital image of your choice. Additional images available through Tolliver Studios. Appointments available every 15 minutes. Contact the Chamber 540.635.3185 to reserve your spot today. Payment must be received in advance of the event.

SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE HOSTS JOB FAIR

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee invites employers to participate in our Fall Job Fair to be held at Samuels Public Library on September 10th, 1:30-4 p.m.

Employer contract can be found here:
https://frontroyalchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Job-Fair-Contract-Sept-2019.pdf

Individuals seeking employment are encouraged to come prepared, bring resumes and dress to impress! Contact the Chamber at 540-635-3185 or info@frontroyalchamber.com with questions.

2019 RIVER & BREWS FESTIVAL
(FORMERLY BREW & BLUES FESTIVAL)

Fun abounds in downtown Front Royal, Virginia on Saturday, September 21, 2019! Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun, delicious food, great live entertainment, and of course, beer tasting. The festival gates open at noon with activities (including corn hole and yard games) and live entertainment all day until 6 p.m.

Come and enjoy tastings of 60+ different beers from breweries all over Virginia and elsewhere. Food trucks and vendors will be offer a myriad of tasty treats and you can always stroll downtown and enjoy one of our many fantastic local eateries. Downtown also offers a wide array of unique shopping opportunities and historic walking tours and museums for your enjoyment as well. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and find a seat around the gazebo to enjoy live entertainment. The entertainment schedule is as follows: Ryan Jewel Noon – 2:30 p.m. and The Reflex Band 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate for beer tasters. Beer tasters will receive a commemorative souvenir tasting glass, a wristband and 5 tickets for samplings or the purchase of full beers. Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase. VIP $65 and only 100 are sold.

Advance tickets can be purchased in a number of ways; Online or by visiting the Chamber of Commerce at 201 E. 2nd Street, Front Royal or the Front Royal Visitor Center at 414 E. Main Street, Front Royal. General Admission is FREE. Beer tasters must be 21 years of age or older and will be required to present a photo I.D.

BENEFITS OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIPvSamuels Public Library

Your annual investment in the Chamber is tax-deductible as a business expense and start at $135 for sole proprietorships (there are also a substantially discounted memberships for individuals, non-profits and Realtors affiliated with a member firm in good standing).

Membership Application 2019

https://frontroyalchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Membership-Application-2018.pdf

A national study performed by The Schapiro Group (Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm) showed that a business, which has invested in membership in a local Chamber of Commerce, enjoys a 49 percent increase in its consumer favorability, and there is an 80 percent increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future.

Benefits of Membership

Become A Member

*ABOVE INFORMATION FROM WEBSITE @ www.frontroyalchamber.com

Ask any happy Chamber member for a reference about the many ways membership has contributed to their business! Not a business owner? Join with a discounted individual membership and/or become a much-needed volunteer (enjoy unlimited rewarding opportunities for service that can fit around your busy schedule).

WHAT MATTERS:
Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event? Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and Youtube. They are also shared with the Royal Examiner online (most are distributed in their daily email blast to thousands of local residents). Sign up for the Royal Examiner at www.royalexaminer.com and check out the “WHAT MATTERS Warren” tab under “Features.”

Learn more about Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com–check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.

About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved with her local or international nonprofit work, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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Town begins Main Street facade improvements

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Beth Waller, Edward Greco and Jeremy Camp

WHAT MATTERS Warren–Facade work to begin on 109 E. Main Street, the first of many façade projects awarded with Community Block Development funds. Property owner’s improvement investments will be matched dollar for dollar (up to$20,000).

In this video, FR Planning & Zoning Director, Jeremy Camp discusses the grant with 109 E. Main Street Owner, Edward Greco.

Advertisement for new bids for the facade improvements will be opened in September after lead paint and asbestos testing is completed on the buildings. Contractors interested in submitting a bid can contact the Town Planning & Zoning Director, Jeremy Camp, at jcamp@frontroyalva.com, or by phone at 540-635-4236.

Bids shall be awarded individually for each of the façade projects, so contractors can submit a bid for one or all of the projects.

Payment for work shall be paid out by the Town through funds received from property owners and a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded to the Town to assist with implementation of the Town’s Downtown Revitalization Plan: Envision 2.0.

Stay tuned for more videos about additional downtown grant projects, including the pavilion and bathroom additions near the gazebo. Thanks to the grant committee members, property owners and Town of Front Royal for their teamwork that is about to give Main Street a face lift!

WHAT MATTERS:
Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event? Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and Youtube. They are also shared with the Royal Examiner online (most are distributed in their daily email blast to thousands of local residents). Sign up for the Royal Examiner at www.royalexaminer.com and check out the “WHAT MATTERS Warren” tab under “Features.”

Learn more about Beth’s nonprofit, WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com–check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.

About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters. Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth. If you’d like to get involved with her local or international nonprofit work, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

BETH Medved Waller
Associate Broker, KW Solutions, Keller Williams Realty
Director, WHAT MATTERS

BETH@WHATMATTERSW2.COM
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New Warren County Hotline for fraud, waste and abuse

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Beth Waller speaks to Cheryl Cullers about a new hotline found on Warren’s website that provides an opportunity for people to provide input anonymously.

WHAT MATTERS Warren–Warren County citizens have a convenient new way to suggest an improvement, submit an idea or report a concern!

In this video, Cheryl Cullers presents a new hotline found on Warren’s website that provides an opportunity for people to provide input anonymously.  Inspired by a similar hotline at the state level, Cheryl presented to the Board of Supervisors who embraced the chance to offer another way for community members to get involved.

If you have an idea to suggest, a cost savings measure to share, a concern to report a need to notify Warren County officials of anything, you are encouraged to log online 24/7 and make your voice be heard at https://www.warrencountyva.net/report-a-concern-of-fraud-waste-or-abuse

FROM WARRENCOUNTYVA.NET:

The possibility of fraud, waste, and abuse is present in any organization. The anonymous fraud report center has been created to encourage County employees and County citizens to report situations where fraud, waste, or abuse may have occurred in the local government so that it may be thoroughly investigated and, if confirmed, eliminated. If you are a County employee and you observe a situation within your own department that appears to involve fraud, waste, or abuse, please submit a report.

Why should you file a report through the Report Center?

The County strives to be a thriving community that retains its safe, scenic, friendly and inviting character with leadership that puts the community first in order to make this a place of choice in Virginia to live, prosper, raise families, and stay a lifetime. As fraud, waste, and abuse occur, those activities take away from the County fulfilling its vision.

When should you file a report concerning potential Fraud, Waste, and Abuse occurring in the County?

As soon as the citizen or employee learns of the possible fraud, waste, or abuse, it should be reported. If the employee or citizen does not feel comfortable speaking with his/her Board of Supervisors representative or the County Administrator, this is an anonymous outlet that can be used to report concerns.

What happens when possible Fraud, Waste, or Abuse is reported?

Please remember to provide as many facts as possible in the description of the report; multiple concerns should be reported separately. Once the report has been received by the County Information Officer, it will be assigned a Case Number and routed to the appropriate County department for action.

If you would like to be updated regarding the disposition of your concern, please include your email address in the form below.

WHAT MATTERS:

Are you or your group in need of a free video that could be created to help market your cause or event?  Beth’s WHAT MATTERS Warren videos post on Facebook and Youtube. They are also shared with the Royal Examiner online (most are distributed in their daily email blast to thousands of local residents). Sign up for the Royal Examiner at www.royalexaminer.com and check out the “WHAT MATTERS Warren” tab under “Features.”

Learn more about Beth’s nonprofit,  WHAT MATTERS, a 501 (c) (3), at www.whatmattersw2.com–check out the “Community” section to request a TOWN TIP or WHAT MATTERS WARREN BETHvid or contact her at 540-671-6145 or beth@whatmattersw2.com.

About WHAT MATTERS:

WHAT MATTERS is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on local and global outreach to help spread the word, support and raise funds for causes that matter (primarily through Facebook). WHAT MATTERS has ZERO overhead as 100% of the expenses are funded by Beth’s real estate business thanks to her clients and supporters.  Every cent raised goes to the cause she’s promoting and most are matched by Beth.  If you’d like to get involved with her local or international nonprofit work, or travel to Africa with her on a future trip to work with the children of Light up Life Foundations, please visit www.whatmattersw2.com.

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all-day Huge Annual Yard Sale @ YARD SALE
Huge Annual Yard Sale @ YARD SALE
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Monument to Mosby’s Men @ Front Royal's Prospect Hill Cemetery
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Monument to Mosby's Men @ Front Royal's Prospect Hill Cemetery
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Senior Safety & Health Expo @ Moose Lodge
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Children’s Art Class “Back to Sc... @ Art in the Valley
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We are offering classes for children ages 7-12 who would enjoy expressing themselves through art. The students will expand their creative side with drawing, painting and constructing, using various mediums such as acrylic, pastels, watercolor[...]
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Women In Networking @ Middle of Main
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1:30 pm Botanical Drawing @ Art in the Valley
Botanical Drawing @ Art in the Valley
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Botanical Drawing @ Art in the Valley
Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing in pencil with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. This four session course will focus on learning basic drawing skills as applied to botanicals: basic line drawings[...]
Sep
26
Thu
12:30 pm Watercolor Painting Essentials @ Art in the Valley
Watercolor Painting Essentials @ Art in the Valley
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Essentials @ Art in the Valley
This class will teach you the necessities to create your own watercolor paintings. Setup of materials and proper studio techniques will be shown. Indispensable ideas about drawing and color mixing as well as paint application[...]
4:00 pm Sketching with Pencils @ Art in the Valley
Sketching with Pencils @ Art in the Valley
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sketching with Pencils @ Art in the Valley
Pencil sketching is a great way to capture a visual record of your experiences and ideas. This class will give students a strong foundation for making pencil images for a journal or sketchbook. Principles for[...]
Sep
27
Fri
10:00 am The Fundamentals of Oil Painting @ Art in the Valley
The Fundamentals of Oil Painting @ Art in the Valley
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Fundamentals of Oil Painting @ Art in the Valley
This class will focus on proven approaches for successful oil paintings. Subject matter will be the student’s choice. No previous painting experience with oils necessary. The class will introduce students to fundamental concepts of color[...]